Wayne State Ph.D. candidate named CEO of Center for Automotive Research

Alan AmiciThe Center for Automotive Research (CAR), an Ann Arbor-based non-profit organization that produces industry-driven research to address critical issues in the automotive and mobility sectors, released a statement to announce that Alan Amici has been named president and CEO following the retirement of his predecessor, Carla Bailo.

Amici is a Ph.D. candidate in the Wayne State University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s Global Executive Track program. He has over three decades of experience in engineering, manufacturing and service with global industry leaders such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and TE Connectivity.

“It is an extraordinary time to be in the mobility industry. Technical innovation is driving enormous changes to the products and processes that drive our business,” said Amici. “CAR’s commitment to independent research is and will remain essential to its core values. It is an honor and a privilege to lead the CAR organization.”

Amici is a former vice president and chief technical officer at TE Connectivity. During his tenure at FCA, Amici served as head of global Uconnect, advancing the company’s infotainment and connected car platform, and head of electrical/electronics engineering. He holds three degrees from the University of Michigan, owns two patents and received the Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award.

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